Mains Value Addition
The gender technology gap has to end
It’s time for RBI to turn its attention to inflation
Syllabus— GS 3: Internal security
Why in News?
There needs to be a feminist approach to technology to solve the social impacts of the South Asian COVID-19 crisis.
Syllabus— GS 1: Women, GS 2: Vulnerable sections
Recent statistics: –
Technological Challenges for women: –
Feminism and Technology: –
Feminism, means being inclusive, democratic, transparent, egalitarian, and offering opportunities for all. We can call it equality through innovation.
Feminist technology (sometimes called “femtech”) is an approach to technology and innovation that is inclusive, informed and responsive to the entire community with all its diversity.
Way Forward: –
Now is the time to act. The right thing to do is also the smart thing to do. Bringing an end to the gender technology gap will save lives and make livelihoods more secure. As a result, the next pandemic, once it arrives, may not be nearly as destructive. It can only lead to a better community and a better world for us all.
We now have the opportunity to shape our future in a way that is more equal, diverse, and sustainable in the world of technology in the aftermath of the medical and socioeconomic devastation in the past year.
While improving awareness of how to access vaccination and help are crucial to protecting women, the mindset around digital technology and device ownership must also change. Elaborate the statement.
Why in News?
Dharmakirti Joshi, Pankhuri Tandon write: So far, it has not responded to high inflation. But recent trends will persuade it to turn focus back on prices.
Inflation trends: –
It is high time for RBI to stay on an accommodative stand because it is the need of the hour to consider other supply-side interventions such as cuts in excise rates on petroleum products to soften the inflation blow. Discuss